My hope, when posting entries to this blog, is that the words will be encouraging to the people who read them. My writing seeks to build on the Social justice concept of […]
#ScotsGreekSolidarity – Happy 4th of July
Have a watch of this very quick video from a young person about Greek austerity and then come back for my analysis towards the end of this post. Why did I walk […]
Difference, Happiness, The Internet and Yes – #LoveWins
Pat Kane sent a tweet out today which highlighted an article which quoted Richard Rorty. My long lost fife accent came back suddenly and I uttered the expletive, ‘well fuck me, who’d i’ […]
Gal Holiday and the Honkey Tonk Revue rock Woodland Creatures with a mix of rockabilly twang, gospel and country classics.
I first encountered Gal Holiday and the Honkey Tonk Revue at the ‘Three Muses’ Frenchmen Street on a work trip to New Orleans last August and was immediately struck with their ability […]
500,000 more children were put into absolute poverty in the last government, 4.1 million Children are still experiencing absolute child poverty and the Tories are gloating about the figures?
When Labour came to power in 1997 the previous conservative government left a situation where relative child poverty (60% of median income) before housing costs were 27 % (3.4 million) and after […]
Extremism, Prejudices and All of Us Together:
The finger of extremism is often pointed by supporters of Westminster at proponents of Scottish independence but this tactic of the establishment merely serves to awaken us to the limitations of London […]
‘We in Scotland’- The 75
A friend who is writing a blog on what we do next after the referendum asked us this questions: How can ‘non politicals’ engage in simple, non-scary ways with social justice/progressive democracy […]
Welcome To Red Morningside: #Jockapocalypse, Misogyny and The last Unionista
Welcome To Red Morningside: #Jockapocalypse, Misogyny and The last Unionista Oh what an election – its aye been that we take the high road and voters down south vote for the lowest […]
This blog seeks to provide views and ideas on life in Scotland. It was launched on the 9th of May 2015 shortly after Scotland voted to send 56 SNP MPs to Westminster […]